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23-Year-Old Rider Fatally Struck in Car Accident near Tower Line Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 2, 2021) – Sunday afternoon, Devyn Marroquin-Ruano was killed in a deadly motorcycle accident on State Route 223.

The crash took place around 1:15 p.m., on June 27. Dispatchers arrived at the intersection of State Route 223 and Tower Line Road shortly after.

According to CHP, a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Tower Line Road when the rider failed to yield at a stop sign. As a result, they collided with an SUV heading eastbound on Highway 243.

The rider was thrown off the bike due to the impact of the collision. Despite life-saving efforts, Devyn was later pronounced dead on scene.

Meanwhile, medics transported the driver of the SUV with minor injuries to a nearby hospital for further treatment. However, their identity has not been released.

As a result of the crash, officers were forced to close Highway 223 for cleanup and investigation. But, the roadway has since reopened.

Once available, more details will be provided.


Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Devyn Marroquin-Ruano.


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